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Ryan Rich

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Ski in Ski Out Cabin at 7000 Feet!

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Bear Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is our great getaway property where we park our car and don't get in it again until we leave. Everything is right out the door. Ski Out to the shuttle that takes you for a 10 minute ride to the mountain, Ski back from the mountain to the house. Mountain bike trails, hiking trails, snowmobiling, restaurants, cross country ski trails with nordic center, lakes all around for swimming. A true mountain paradise with less crowds and traffic than Tahoe and a very family friendly community.

Our cabin is cozy with a wood stove, but also gas heat for convenience. Everything you need for your trip besides groceries and your sports equipment is here. We have big open windows that overlook the mountains and forest. A nice front deck with sun for lounging on winter or summer. Big windows for a nicely lit kitchen.

In winter you have to walk, ski or snowmobile to the cabin as Bear Valley roads are closed. But we are only a 8-10 minute walk from the town parking lot.

We have been enjoying this cabin for over ten years as we purchased it from a friend in 2007 when they moved back east. It is our dream come true to have this place and share it with you when we can't be here.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ryan Rich (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Ryan Rich

My Wife and I love this part of the Sierras and are avid skiers, mountain bikers, and love to sail on the lake.

Ryan Rich purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Ryan Rich chose Gold Country / High Sierra

My Wife and I love this part of the Sierras and are avid skiers, mountain bikers, and love to sail on the lake. Plus our cabin is ski in ski out, and there is always powder up here. We have a bunch of friends that live up here year round and we enjoy doing all of these activities with them and their kids.

What makes this cabin unique

We are a close walk to town, ski in/ ski out, a 3 minute walk to Bear Lake in the summer, has a cozy wood stove.

Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

Ski in Ski Out Cabin at 7000 Feet!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
5

Wonderful cabin in a winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Our family (with two kids, 6 and 8 years old) had an amazing time there last weekend. The cabin was perfect -- warm and cozy, with sweet, personal touches throughout, and stocked with an assortment of kids books and games. We were surrounded by an incredible sea of white and woke up on our first morning to the magical sight of more snow falling. Our girls spent hours making snow people, digging snow caves, sledding down the road, making snow angels, and eating snow :-). Except for the occasional snow mobile passing, the quiet surrounding the cabin was undisturbed. The nearby forests and fields were perfect for snow-shoeing and exploring. And it was a quick 10-minute walk down to the Bear Valley Cross-Country Center. We loved not having to drive the entire time we were there!

Ryan, the owner, was wonderful -- friendly and extremely prompt in his email responses, and he made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay at the cabin truly wonderful. Thank you, Ryan! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy cabin with beautiful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We have recently spent a long snowy weekend at this cabin and we had a very positive experience.

The cabin is not big, but very cozy and offered everything we needed. We were 4 adults and 4 kids. I think it would be too small for a group bigger than that.

The owner is very nice and responded to all phone calls or emails within 2 hours.

The surroundings are just beautiful with sledding hill right next to the cabin. Our kids actually preferred to stay close to the cabin even though we did take them to the sledding/ snow tubing park. We did not try downhill skiing this time but we are thinking of coming back this season for another fun weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
5

Fun in the snow during day - Warm in the cabin at night

  • 5 of 5

Wy wife and I spent 3 days and 2 nights here with our 2 kids (10 and 8 years old). The kids spent hours sledding down the hill in front, making snowmen, and building a snow fort. During winter the only way to get up to the cabins is by foot or snowmobile. Although the cabin is only about a 10 minute walk up the road from the Lodge/restaurants, we chose to rent a snowmobile. The helpful folks at the rental place gave us a good deal for 2 days (since things were slow) and even let us use a 2 person people trailer to tow the kids. It was perfect! We got to explore the entire community and see some amazing scenery. The cabin has sleds to pull your gear up too, but I'm glad we got a snowmobile and trailer for the kids - much more convenient if you have a lot of stuff and definitely better for entertainment/exploring. The kitchen is stocked with the basic things you'd need. There are board games we played at night. The rooms and beds are basic for any normal cabin. Wifi worked well. The wood burning stove kept the place warm and had plenty of firewood. Ryan was responsive to our inquiries and easy to communicate with. All this made our first visit to Bear Valley very enjoyable - we'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tracy, Ca.
4

Great views and a wonderful cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at the wonderful cabin. From the Lodge it is up the road about a half mile. No driving in the winter only walking on foot or renting a snow mobile. Once at the cabin, it has everything you would need for a very relaxing stay. We had a great time and would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Ryan was very hekpful and a pleasure to work with. Looking forward to a future trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fairfax, ca
5

Winter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with Bear Valley and all I can say is that it was amazing. We had close to 10ft of fresh powder during the week making a beautiful playground. Since the roads are not plowed everything was white and pristine. The cabin is in a great location, reasonable walking distance to the lodge and easy ski home.

We have little kids so the stairs and loft area of the cabin made life a bit difficult for us but it provided much enjoyment for them! Also since a snowmobile is not included in with the cabin and we had so much snow and kid stuff, a mobile taxi was needed. Plus we wound up needing to rent one for a night since friends were arriving after hours from the taxi service. The snowmobiles were a blast but we didn't anticipate the extra cost.

The cabin itself was well stocked in the kitchen, with linens and with games/magazines. It was comfortable and fun. Ryan was easy to work with and everything went seamlessly. Overall I am enamored with Bear Valley and can't wait to experience it in the summer. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto, CA
5

A great place in a great place - wow

  • 5 of 5

Why we went - Our family of four was searching for a special place to celebrate Christmas and did we ever find it.

Great Owner - Ryan could not have been more helpful and patient as we finalized our stay.

Great Location - Upon arrival to Bear Valley, we were blown away by the scenery and great location of the cabin. Five minutes walk up the main road from the lodge, restauraunts, and ski bus, we found the cabin!

Great Space - Clean, open, nicely appointed,lots of windows and views! Kitchen is fully equipped and beds were comfortable.

Activities - With over six feet of snow on the ground, we were able to sled, ski, and walk all over Bear Valley. We (inlc two teenage daughters) are now fully converted x country skiers - who knew BV had one of the best tracks on the west coast! The gang at the snowmobile and ski rental shops in the village were very frinedly and accomodating - also the upstairs office of Rental Properties was helpful in offering parking advice and don't miss out on thier offering of free DVD's that were suprisingly up to date.

Last thoughts - Bring most of your groceries to save some money- the Gen Store is good but limited, We ended renting a snowmobile to haul our stuff up the road. $50 for 30 minutes was a better deal than a $25 "taxi" and saved a lot of sled hauling. Sledding everything was a lot cheaper an easier on the way out though since it's downhill! Snowmobiles replce cars in the winter and like any other motor vehicel should be treated carefully by those with younger kids. Can't wait to go back and see it in the summer! Thanks Ryan!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frisbee Golf, Community Soccer Games in summer, Kids Playground, Backcountry Skiing, Snow Cat Skiing

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Rates & Availability

Bear Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 9 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
winter
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
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$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Feee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Bear Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Single sleeper hide-a-bed in the living room, Bunk Beds (1) Full/Queen bed on bottom (that can fold up to be a couch, and twin bed on upper bunk.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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